Middle School Science Fair Project Ideas

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3-D Model of the Sun
3-D Model of the Sun
Science Project
3-D Model of the Sun
In this cool project, create a lighted, scale model of the different layers of the Sun, including the core, radiation and convection zones, and photosphere.
5th grade
Science
Science Project
Magnet Experiment: Are Two Magnets Twice as Strong as One?
Magnet Experiment: Are Two Magnets Twice as Strong as One?
Science Project
Magnet Experiment: Are Two Magnets Twice as Strong as One?
In this cool science experiment, learn about magnetism and poles, and test magnet strength to find out if two magnets are twice as strong as one.
2nd grade
Science
Science Project
Conductor or Insulator?
Conductor or Insulator?
Science Project
Conductor or Insulator?
This science fair project idea determines what household items are good conductors of electricity.
5th grade
Science
Science Project
Here's To Your Heart
Here's To Your Heart
Science Project
Here's To Your Heart
The project determines determine if a sports drink affects the heart rate of a student athlete during exercise.
4th grade
Science
Science Project
Species vs. Breed
Species vs. Breed
Science Project
Species vs. Breed
Science fair project which breeds a pair of mice, a pair of rats and a mouse and a rat in order to learn about the difference.
5th grade
Science
Science Project
How Do Heat and Pressure Create Metamorphic Rocks?
How Do Heat and Pressure Create Metamorphic Rocks?
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How Do Heat and Pressure Create Metamorphic Rocks?
In this experiment, students will discover how heat and pressure turn clay into slate, phyllite, and finally schist.
5th grade
Science
Science Project
Logo Recognition: Effects of Media on Children
Logo Recognition: Effects of Media on Children
Science Project
Logo Recognition: Effects of Media on Children
In this fun experiment, learn about brand awareness and the influence of media on children by testing logo recognition in different age groups.
5th grade
Social studies
Science Project
Measuring the Diameter of the Sun
Measuring the Diameter of the Sun
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Measuring the Diameter of the Sun
Become familiar with ratios and learn how to measure the diameter of the Sun and the Moon in this fun science fair project idea.
Science
Science Project
Onions and Lachrymal Glands
Onions and Lachrymal Glands
Science Project
Onions and Lachrymal Glands
Check out this cool science fair project idea to explore the relation between onions and eyes and how to prevent eyes from tearing while cutting an onion.
Science
Science Project
Comparing Additive and Subtractive Color
Comparing Additive and Subtractive Color
Science Project
Comparing Additive and Subtractive Color
In this fun science fair project idea learn the difference between additive and subtractive color and why they are handled differently.
Science
Science Project
Making Pictures With Dots
Making Pictures With Dots
Science Project
Making Pictures With Dots
Check out this science project idea that will have your kid investigate how dots (also known as pixels) are used to create digital photographs.
Science
Science Project
Comparing Different Methods of Assessing Turbidity
Comparing Different Methods of Assessing Turbidity
Science Project
Comparing Different Methods of Assessing Turbidity
The project compares three different methods of testing turbidity in water: the secchi disk, spectrophotometer, and turbidity test kit.
Science
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Microwave Plant Experiment: Radish Seed Germination
Microwave Plant Experiment: Radish Seed Germination
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Microwave Plant Experiment: Radish Seed Germination
In this microwave plant experiment, find out whether microwave radiation will affect radish seed germination. Will it help or hinder the plants' growth?
5th grade
Science
Science Project
Heat Capacity of Water vs. Heat Capacity of Oil
Heat Capacity of Water vs. Heat Capacity of Oil
Science Project
Heat Capacity of Water vs. Heat Capacity of Oil
Students pit the heat capacity of water against the heat capacity of oil while looking at the effects of dipole rotation in this cool science fair project idea.
5th grade
Science
Science Project
Color Rendering Index: The Best Lighting for Makeup
Science Project
Color Rendering Index: The Best Lighting for Makeup
Kids learn about the color rendering index by finding the best lightning for makeup in this fun and original physics science fair project idea.
Science
Science Project
Can superabsorbent polymer crystals absorb any other liquids besides water?
Can superabsorbent polymer crystals absorb any other liquids besides water?
Science Project
Can superabsorbent polymer crystals absorb any other liquids besides water?
This science fair idea examines hydrogel superabsorbent polymer crystals. They can absorb 500 times their weight in water. Can they absorb other liquids too?
4th grade
Science
Science Project
Which Starch Plant Produces the Most Fuel?
Which Starch Plant Produces the Most Fuel?
Science Project
Which Starch Plant Produces the Most Fuel?
Ethanol can be used as an alternative fuel! The purpose of this experiment is to identify a starch plant that produces the largest quantity of ethanol.
Science
Science Project
How Do The Presence Of TV Mysteries Change Our Expectations Of Mystery Stories?
How Do The Presence Of TV Mysteries Change Our Expectations Of Mystery Stories?
Science Project
How Do The Presence Of TV Mysteries Change Our Expectations Of Mystery Stories?
This science project idea's objective is to understand how TV mysteries change expectations of mystery stories.
Social studies
Science Project
Can You Cook Using Only Sunlight?
Can You Cook Using Only Sunlight?
Science Project
Can You Cook Using Only Sunlight?
Bake some cookies with an oven that collects sunlight and traps the shorter wavelengths (heat!).
Science
Science Project
Build Your Own Photobioreactor
Build Your Own Photobioreactor
Science Project
Build Your Own Photobioreactor
Science fair project in which you will build your own algae photobioreactor which will meet the physiological requirements of algae for maximum growth.
Science
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Direct Or Indirect?
Direct Or Indirect?
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Direct Or Indirect?
Determine how good we are at direct and indirect observation.
Science
Science Project
Tropical Rainforest Food Web
Tropical Rainforest Food Web
Science Project
Tropical Rainforest Food Web
Kids build a rainforest food web to explore trophic levels in this cool science fair project for 4th grade.
Science Project
What is Saltwater's Effect on Wheat Grass Plants?
What is Saltwater's Effect on Wheat Grass Plants?
Science Project
What is Saltwater's Effect on Wheat Grass Plants?
This project examines the amount of saltwater required to affect the growth of plants and subsequent effects on growth and development.
Science
Science Project
What Direction Should Solar Panels Face?
What Direction Should Solar Panels Face?
Science Project
What Direction Should Solar Panels Face?
What direction should solar panels face? It's not the direction you might think! This free and enlightening science fair project helps kids discover the answer.
Science
Science Project
Show the Direction of Magnetic Field Lines
Show the Direction of Magnetic Field Lines
Science Project
Show the Direction of Magnetic Field Lines
Kids will learn how to show the direction of magnetic field lines and create a permanent model using iron filings in this great science fair project idea.
2nd grade
Science
Science Project

Middle School Science Fair Project Ideas

Great selection of middle school science fair project ideas. These science fair projects can help you find middle school level ideas for your science fair.